How Did Douglas Adams Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Douglas Adams

The novelist Douglas Adams passed away at age 49, not too shabby.

Biography - A Short Wiki

English author of the popular science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated as a BBC radio comedy. His other works include The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988) and The Meaning of Liff (1983).

He attended The Brentwood School, a prestigious preparatory academy, and went on to study English at St John’s College, Cambridge. Following his graduation, he moved to London to pursue a career in television and radio writing.

He was a self-proclaimed atheist.

How did Douglas Adams die?

Heart Attack caused Douglas Adams' death in 2001.

Science fiction writer Douglas Adams died on Friday of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, Calif. The British-born Adams died Friday of an apparent heart attack in Santa Barbara, Calif., a family friend, Elizabeth Gibson, said Saturday. She said Adams collapsed while working out at a gym.

Information about the death of Douglas Adams
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death49 years
BirthdayMarch 11, 1952
Death dateMay 11, 2001
Place of deathMontecito, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks."

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"We think that the world is a solid, vivid place, full of shape and colour and solid objects like this table and this microphone and so on, but we actually create that in our heads out of the bits of information that hit the back of our eyeballs or hit our eardrums or hit our tongues or whatever."

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"Of course you can't 'trust' what people tell you on the web anymore than you can 'trust' what people tell you on megaphones, postcards or in restaurants. Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do."

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"Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner."

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"Ever since Newton, we've done science by taking things apart to see how they work. What the computer enables us to do is to put things together to see how they work: we're now synthesized rather than analysed. I find one of the most enthralling aspects of computers is limitless communication."

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